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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 892nd Most Influential: 1,914th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,006th
The Fascist Dictatorship of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Can't Means Won't Try
General Actoviona Skarzyniski
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.221 billion

CapitalThe Singing Towers of Arkrough
LeaderGeneral Actoviona Skarzyniski
FaithChristianity and Catholicism


The Fascist Dictatorship of Lanorth is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by General Actoviona Skarzyniski with an even hand, and remarkable for its public floggings, soft-spoken computers, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 1.221 billion Tyronian have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Law & Order, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Singing Towers of Arkrough. The average income tax rate is 70.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Tyronian economy, worth 209 trillion Retrons a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 171,263 Retrons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Cremation is compulsory for the deceased, stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence, much of Lanorth's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence, and the paparazzi publicize Royal scandals with the utmost delight. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lanorth's national animal is the Fawn, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities, and its national religion is Christianity and Catholicism.

Lanorth is ranked 154,504th in the world and 8,367th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -90.26 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 892ndTop
Most Influential: 1,914thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,006thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,641stMost Secular: 5,409thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,787thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,933rdMost Corrupt Governments: 7,037thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,854thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 8,769thHighest Average Incomes: 9,031stLargest Publishing Industry: 9,182ndLowest Crime Rates: 9,568thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,775thLargest Mining Sector: 11,987thMost Efficient Economies: 12,005thRudest Citizens: 12,434thLargest Governments: 12,732ndSmartest Citizens: 12,764thMost Developed: 14,560thLargest Black Market: 15,892ndLargest Retail Industry: 16,710th
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 113th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 134th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 211th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 261st in the regionMost Secular: 293rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 311th in the regionLargest Black Market: 419th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 435th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 440th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 472nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 481st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 485th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 491st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 506th in the regionRudest Citizens: 506th in the regionLargest Governments: 614th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 639th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 654th in the regionMost Average: 700th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 712th in the regionMost Influential: 721st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 813th in the regionMost Developed: 834th in the region

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